Results 1–20 of 184 for speaker:Marie Rimmer

King’S College Hospital Foundation Trust (12 Dec 2017)

Marie Rimmer: Given the financial incapacity problems currently affecting the NHS, is it right or fair that individual acute trust leaders should be removed from their post when surely their perceived failures are part of wider systems issues and funding pressures?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Marie Rimmer: As I listened to the Chancellor talk about driverless cars in the Budget speech last week, what struck me was how few of his measures will help the residents in St Helens, Whiston and Prescot in my constituency. He said nothing about the fact that we are facing the longest fall in our living standards on record. A reasonably waged family in my constituency with two children will be £800...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Rugby Football League: Finance (16 Nov 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding her Department has provided to the Rugby Football League in each of the last 10 years; and on what projects that funding has been spent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Marie Rimmer: In the past month both Adam Ellison and Tommy Grace have been fatally stabbed in Prescot in my constituency. This is part of a 20% increase in violent crime in the past year. Since 2009, Merseyside police has lost over 1,700 frontline staff, including over 1,000—more than one in five—police officers. Some £82 million has been cut, with a further £18 million by 2021-22....

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (14 Nov 2017)

Marie Rimmer: I know that the Secretary of State will have been impressed by and enjoyed his visit to Whiston and St Helens hospitals. I am very proud of the collaboration between St Helens Council, the CCG and the hospitals, but additional resources are needed. The Secretary of State will see the good use that is made of those resources, but we cannot deliver everything that is required without that...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Marie Rimmer: rose—

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Marie Rimmer: When public services are stretched and under-resourced, and with rising demands, it is more important than ever that we have the correct processes in place. Our public services do an exemplary job, and the Bill is not about criticising them. It is about having a regulated, transparent process so that we can minimise harm to staff and the people they care for. I have been contacted by many of...

Social Care: Supported Housing (25 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: Across the two boroughs I serve in St Helens South and Whiston there are 2,894 people living in and benefiting from supported housing. These are people and families who have fled violence in their home. There are 54 homes across the boroughs that provide support to help them build capacity to manage and enjoy family life again. These are people with several and, in some cases, severe...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (24 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: The Government ignored the decision taken during the Opposition day debate in Parliament last week. When will this Government of the fifth richest country in the developed world start to listen and learn to govern for the benefit of all people? They ignored the pleas expressed in the Westminster Hall debate on the north-west roll-out in January 2016. They ignored the warnings about...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (24 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: The last Labour Government lifted more than 1 million children out of poverty and paid off more debt—all inherited from a Conservative Government—than any previous Administration on record.

Universal Credit Roll-Out (24 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: The Government listened to some of the requests raised in a Westminster Hall debate on this issue in January 2016. There have been some changes and improvements. However, it is the cuts and the savage implementation of sanctions that are hitting people the hardest, and giving a loan to somebody already in debt is not a help at all. You should not be doing that, Minister.

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: The Government’s aim was to simplify and streamline the benefits system, to improve work incentives, to tackle poverty among low-income families, and to reduce the scope for error. The Government were, however, warned by IT companies that it was not possible to build a universal credit system, bringing the six systems together, in time for implementation, but they ignored that and...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. These people are stressed, suffering from the effects of poverty and the indignity of debt and borrowing from family and friends. Many are on medication for mental health issues, and much of this is debt related. My constituency of St Helens South and Whiston suffers from income poverty. Many of the jobs created in the last 10 years pay much lower wages....

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: Not at the moment. A Citizens Advice survey showed that more than 39% of respondents waited more than six weeks for payment, while 11% waited more than 10 weeks and some waited 11 weeks. Where do they get the money from to live and to buy food? Of those on universal credit, 79% are in debt, which puts them at serious risk of eviction. Private landlords are not as understanding as social and...

Dangerous Driving involving Death: Sentencing — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (17 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: I am sure that many will know of the sad case of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens, who was killed this year and whose grandmother was left seriously injured when they were returning from their nursery. A stolen car crashed into them at 80 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone in St Helens. Two young men were in the car, one driving and one not. One of them ran past dying Violet-Grace laughing,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East: Peace Negotiations (12 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to facilitate negotiations between the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority on peace in the Middle East.

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Marie Rimmer: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the funding that was incorporated in the revenue support grant in 2011—taken away from a specific grant—has decreased by 53% in just one part of my constituency?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (12 Sep 2017)

Marie Rimmer: To ask the Secretary of State what steps his Department is taking to support small and medium-sized enterprises.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (12 Sep 2017)

Marie Rimmer: The Government’s delay in giving out the business rate relief they announced in the spring Budget caused considerable suffering to thousands of businesses across the country. Measures such as the introduction of the staircase tax have also caused considerable tax increases for thousands of businesses across the country. Confidence has fallen back in the second quarter. The chairman of...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (12 Sep 2017)

Marie Rimmer: The chairman of the FSB has said that enough is enough and a fundamental review of the business rates should be conducted. Will the Minister agree with the chairman and bring forward a date for a fundamental review of business rates?

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